I’ve never been a huge Sally Fields fan. Let’s face it she’s not in a whole lot of big movies and she’s not one of those actresses that comes to mind when you think of memorable films.
But in “Hello, My Name Is Doris” I think Fields stands out as an actress who can do just about anything.
She plays an older woman who has spent her life helping and living with her mother. She’s a hoarder and a little odd. In the movie her mother dies which opens her to a world she never knew existed. She falls in love with a younger man and to tell you too much more will ruin the movie.
This is one of those films that will make you think for hours afterwards but it makes you laugh and there are moments when you realize how easily you too could end up in a situation like that.
Fields is charming, witty, and very convincing in this role. This is a movie that will make you think but its not overly deep, which are usually the films we go see.
This is a file that will make you smile and perhaps cause you to look at the odd fellows and females in life with a little less judgment and a lot more compassion.
I highly recommend you join the party and go meet Doris.